(This is a grant funded non-tenure track position. Continuation of employment will be dependent on funding availability, job performance, and continued need for the appointment.)
WORK LOCATION: This position will be housed at the LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station in Saint Joseph, La. Collaborative work will also be conducted at other LSU AgCenter Research Stations which include: Macon Ridge, Dean Lee, Red River, Ben Hur, Rice, and other locations as necessary.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting resident scientist prepare and issue data reports, design, plant, and execute field research trials in corn, cotton, grain sorghum, soybeans, and wheat. Responsibilities will include field preparation, establishment of field plans, operation and/or use of farm equipment, and data scheduling, collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation. Additional responsibilities will include pesticide applications in test plots, maintenance of field plots, equipment calibration, detailed note taking of daily operations, and manage the daily operations and duties of transient workers. The candidate also will be expected to help maintain all field and laboratory equipment, order supplies as needed, and help maintain research plot records and pesticide inventory.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The position requires a B.S. in agronomy, weed science, plant pathology, entomology, plant science, biological sciences, or a closely related field. Knowledge and skills in organization, time management, handling pesticides, using word-processing, spreadsheet, and data base management software is essential. Farming and/or field crop research experience is desirable. The successful candidate must have acceptable written and oral communication skills.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort, and length of employment.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is identified.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or in Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, university transcripts, and three letters of reference. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:
Dr. Josh Copes
Northeast Research Station
Saint Joseph, LA 71366
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com